29.04.2021

Let’s get our hands dirty! A new EAEA background report on greening adult learning and education

Time is moving quickly, and anything around the term “sustainability” has gained widespread attention in the past years. From the dinner table to the Sunday night talk show and into our local adult education centres, sustainability is arriving at the centre stage of many European societies. What is at stake and what are our pathways to advocacy for a sustainable future for all?

“We are not in the same boat – we are in the same storm,” states a new report published by EAEA, analysing European and international perspectives on adult learning and education (ALE) and sustainability. Arguing that the ongoing COVID-19 crisis has showcased how important political will is in transforming societies, the report makes a compelling case for more advocacy at all levels to achieve a just and fair recovery.

Looking at key initiatives such as the Sustainable Development Goals, the Green Deal and the European Skills Agenda, the report takes stock of the policy commitments and achievements, with particular attention paid to possible links to non-formal adult learning and education. A call to action offers inspiration to those who would like to increase their efforts in advocacy for more sustainable, fair, holistic and inclusive education.

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23.07.2021 Uncategorized

A critical reflection on Individual Learning Accounts

EAEA answered the open Consultation on Individual Learning Accounts, launched by the European Commission by having a critical look at the pros and cons of Individual Learning Accounts. ILA do have the potential to function as a constitution of entitlement and right to adult education, however, they can also include some risks, especially if not implemented correctly. The Commission's consultation will stay open until 16 July and can be accessed here.

23.07.2021 Uncategorized

The perils and potential of Micro-Credentials for ALE

Micro-credentials have the potential to be a tool that can boost access and participation to lifelong learning, they might even attract a larger and more diverse number of learners However, they also bear certain risks that need to be taken into consideration. This statement is outlining those and includes food for thought to submit feedback yourself

07.07.2021 Erasmus+

An update on MASTER project activities

MASTER project is moving forward with the preparation of MASTER plan of tailored learning activities on Personal, Social and Learning to Learn competences. On 19, 20 & 21 July, the partnership will organise a Transnational Learning Activity to exchange ideas and dive deeper into the plan.